"GSSWSR has become far more than an academic process for me, it is a lifestyle. As a MSS/MLSP student, I live and breathe my discipline. My field placements have been the most rewarding part of attaining my degree."
--Catherine Chezik, MSS/MLSP ‘13
"Bryn Mawr's GSSWSR grounded my development as a clinician by offering a comprehensive evidenced-based curriculum while allowing me the opportunity to pursue my own interests and aspirations."
--Robert Lucas Seidler, MSS '12
I believe that people can, with the right opportunities, restore their lives and become healthy contributing members of society. GSSWSR is helping me to realize my dreams.
--Shawn Johnson, MSS/MLSP ‘13
I chose to attend Bryn Mawr because their professors all bring something different to the table, which helps me step back and see the whole mosaic that is social work. Clarence Jasper, MSS ‘13
Message from the Dean
The Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research (GSSWSR) is a vibrant community committed to leadership for service. As an integral part of Bryn Mawr College, the GSSWSR actively contributes to our shared dedication to social justice for all.
The GSSWSR is not only one of the oldest schools of social work, more importantly, our graduates remain vital to our School and are known to be among the very best in addressing the major issues of our world. While honoring a rich history of over nine and a half decades, the GSSWSR has been forward thinking in its creation of programs of study that thoughtfully interweave clinical and community practice, policy, and research. Continuous attention to these curricular interconnections, within and across the academic offerings in both the classroom and the field, provides students with a multifaceted understanding of the complex challenges of the 21st century. Our multidisciplinary faculty and multitalented staff together prepare our student colleagues for lives of leadership, knowing that authentic leadership is essential to ensure that individuals, families, organizations, and communities—locally and abroad—fulfill their highest potential.
I am honored to be a part of this School and College. Social Work is indeed the profession of choice for the clinician, the administrator, the advocate, and the promoter of social justice, and at Bryn Mawr, we are committed to making a difference in the lives of the individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations with whom we work.
Darlyne Bailey, PhD
Dean and Professor
Special Assistant to the President for Community Partnerships
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